Life and Sport Game Changer | Metabolic Efficiency™

‘Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.’
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Robert Frost
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Following represents musings from the trails with Minnesota-based prolific writer, author, and entrepreneur, Phillip Gary Smith, and one of a series of collaborative efforts in the spirit of health and sport.

Amber Ferreira | Professional Endurance Athlete
Amber Ferreira | Professional Endurance Athlete

“Endurance athletes require precision nutrition,” notes Dr. Jeff Kildahl, Wellness Editor of Snowshoe Magazine. In this article, he proudly presents metabolic efficiency concept for snowshoe and endurance athletes, an industry first.

Understand with this information, an athlete should exceed their current abilities, be healthier, perhaps even extend one’s life expectancy.

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Performance Medicine™ Keys

“How you do one thing is how you do anything.”
~Buddha
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The current medical paradigm is not designed for anyone interested in optimal health. It even fails miserably as a system to treat symptoms.

The current medical model is a cash cow for pharmaceutical companies and practitioners hell-bent on camouflaging disease from the outside in. This costly model is clearly a losing proposition for everyone else.

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A Rocky Mountain Tribute…

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
~Henry David Thoreau
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co_playgroundMonday offered the classic example of The Law of Polarity.

It was an uncharacteristic dreary day in Boulder, Colorado; yet, the sun was shining – per usual.

It was dreary in the sense of a heavy heart. My dear friend’s mother died on Mother’s Day, ironically, after an extensive confrontation with cancer. Mother Nature, however, provided several inches of snow to the pensive glee of my Scandinavian heart.
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Medicine ~ Performance Style

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
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Edward Abbey
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Yoga5.jpgThe current medical paradigm is not designed for anyone interested in attaining optimal health.

It even fails miserably as a system to treat symptoms.

How could it possibly be a prudent model for endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, or anyone committed to improving his/her well-being?

In order for a runner to become more efficient at mountain trail ascents; one must adapt his/her training cycle to accomplish said outcome. If you do not give a shit about your health; do not expect anyone else to care.

Optimal health – like improved sport performance – is our responsibility.
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